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Defining binge drinking quantities through resulting blood alcohol concentrations.
Psychol Addict Behav. 2001 Dec; 15(4):310-6.PA

Abstract

Binge drinking as a researchable construct has generally been defined as 5 or more drinks on one occasion. However, no study has been conducted to determine whether the binge concept that implies excessive drunkenness is being optimally captured within that level. Random interviews of drinkers returning from visiting bars in Tijuana, with breath tests, provided both blood alcohol concentration (BAC) measurements and the self-reported number of drinks consumed. Results indicate that currently used definitions of binge drinking predict relatively low BACs and may not be capturing the excessive-drunkenness quality of the term. Consumption duration may explain the lower BACs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Calverton, Maryland, USA. lange@pire.orgNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11767262

Citation

Lange, J E., and R B. Voas. "Defining Binge Drinking Quantities Through Resulting Blood Alcohol Concentrations." Psychology of Addictive Behaviors : Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors, vol. 15, no. 4, 2001, pp. 310-6.
Lange JE, Voas RB. Defining binge drinking quantities through resulting blood alcohol concentrations. Psychol Addict Behav. 2001;15(4):310-6.
Lange, J. E., & Voas, R. B. (2001). Defining binge drinking quantities through resulting blood alcohol concentrations. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors : Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors, 15(4), 310-6.
Lange JE, Voas RB. Defining Binge Drinking Quantities Through Resulting Blood Alcohol Concentrations. Psychol Addict Behav. 2001;15(4):310-6. PubMed PMID: 11767262.
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